Family Programs

Family Programs

The City of St. John's thinks families are fantastic and provides a variety of opportunities for different types of families. Some of the programs you must pre-register and others are drop in. Many of our family activities are special events, where families of all ages can spend time 'playing' and being active together.
 
Sunday FUNday
Family Canoeing
Family Archery
Family Halloween Events
Healthy Communities Awareness Sessions
Special Events
Family Swims
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
Family & Friends Sit and Knit
Family Arts & Crafts
National Family Week
National Child Day
Christmas Party & Tree Lighting
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Sunday FUNday  Drop In Program
A fun filled family afternoon with games and activities for family members of all abilities from tot to grandparent. Recreation staff will be on site to encourage FUNdamental movement skills and physical literacy through active free play.

Paul Reynolds Community Centre
September 22 to December 8, 2019
Sundays
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $2 (under 6 months free)

Family Canoeing

Bring the whole family for a leisurely paddle. Instructors will provide basic instruction followed by a group paddle. All equipment is provided. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Family Archery

Learn the basic skills of archery such as proper shooting procedures, how to aim, types of equipment and safety regulations. Along the way you will play games that reinforce those skills. All equipment is provided. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Family Halloween Events

Join us at Kilbride Lions Community Centre and Rotary "Sunshine" Park for these great family Halloween events.

Family Halloween Event
Kilbride Lions Community Centre
Saturday, October 26, 2019
2 to 3:30 p.m.
All ages
Cost: Free

Family Halloween Geocashing
Rotary 'Sunshine' Park
Sunday, October 27, 2019
For more information and to register please click here

Healthy Communities Awareness Sessions

Sessions to discuss the importance of health and well being for ages 16+. Registration is required but the session is FREE. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Special Events

A variety of special events suitable for all ages are held each year. Check our calandar of events and special events pages.

Family Swims

Please see the City pools Swim Schedule.

Family & Friends Learn To Knit    

Family and friends can spend quality time together while learning to knit (six weeks of sessions). Children 10 to 13 must register and be accompained by an adult. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Family & Friends Sit and Knit  Drop In Program

Get together to knit, share ideas, patterns, and chat with your family and friends. Children ages 10-13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring along your current knitting projects and anything you wish to share to our monthly drop in sessions. 

Each Sit and Knit session in fall 2019 takes place 7-9 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, on:

  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Wednesday, October 16
  • Wednesday, November 13

                                         
Family Arts & Crafts

A variety of art and seasonal craft activities offered for children, youth and families.

Family Paint
Kilbride Lions Community Centre
Sunday, November 3, 2019
2-3:30 p.m.
$9
For more information and to register please click here.

Family Craft
Kilbride Lions Community Centre
Sunday, November 24, 2019
2-3:30 p.m.
$9
For more information and to register please click here.

National Family Week
 
National Family Week is celebrated in October each year with activities for families including a Family Fun Day. 2019 National Family Week is October 7 to 13. Check for activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

Family Fun Day
Rotary 'Sunshine' Park
Sunday, October 6
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Child Day

National Child Day is celebrated each year on November 20. A key objective of National Child Day is inecrease awareness and understanding of the rights of the child to ensure they reach their full potential. Celbrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants intheir own lives who can meaningfully contribute to decision making. National Child Day has been celebrated and recognized in the City of St. John's since 1999. Check out the activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

Youth Carnival
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Free

Move It
NL Power Plex
Saturday, November 23, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Free

Christmas Party & Tree Lighting

Kilbride Lions Community Centre
Sunday, December 1, 2019
2 to 3:30 p.m.
All Ages
Free

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Have an idea for a family program or for more information, please email recreation@stjohns.ca or call 709-576-8388.